This website takes your right to privacy seriously. As such, we would like our clients to feel safe and comfortable using our website.
Collection of Data
Our registration process would require Data such as a valid e-mail address, User's (real) first & last names, a physical address or geographical location and a unique User ID and password, which are then locked away in a database. Providing us with other Data is at a User's discretion. Please take note that your User name, e-mail address, or other such submissions that you make on this site, in your profile description, may be required to contain your real name or other personally identifiable information and, as a result, may appear on this site in related applications. Like many websites, we may also automatically receive general information that is contained in our server log files such as your IP address and cookie information, but no extra personally identifiable Data from your private computer about you or without your knowledge or consent. Information about how advertising may be served on this site (including advertising on other sub-domains of our portal website) is set forth in full on these pages. For very detailed advertising information, it is advisable to contact us anytime.
Use of Data
I). We may use Data to customize and improve your user experience on this site. We will make efforts so that your Data will not be provided to third parties unless:
III). We obtain your consent, such as when you choose to opt in to or opt out of the sharing of (such) Data;
IV). A service provided on our site(s) requires the interaction with or is provided by a third party, by way of example an Application Service Provider, which would then be permitted by the User to fetch required Data for such interaction to be effected;
V). Pursuant to legal processes or law enforcement processes;
VI). We find that your use of this site violates this Policy, the Terms of Service, other usage guidelines or as deemed reasonably necessary by us to protect our legal rights and / or property or infrastructure;
VII). This Website is purchased by a third party whereby that third party would be able to use the Data in the same manner as they can and as already set forth in this Policy.
VIII). In the event you choose to use links that appear on our site to visit other web sites; you are advised to read the privacy policies that apply to those sites.
As communication between the client / USER (or browser) and IfweBantu Social Network/ server is made in a stateless mode, it is not possible to know who the client is and where they currently are on the website. The cookie protocol is an implementation used on websites to allow “client-tracking” to occur. This allows for greater interactivity between client and server as the server is able to tell who the client is and where they currently are on the website. Without this form of implementation, shopping online or banking online would not be possible. The cookie protocol works by allowing the website to store a file on the client's computer, sent by the client on every subsequent request made to the website/server. The website can store any text information required in the cookie file but must remain within a 4 kilobyte size limit. For privacy reasons, the cookie file stored by the website on the client's computer can only be read by the website that stored it. This is controlled by the URL domain of the website. For the website to be able to track the client, a session ID is uniquely created and stored as a cookie on the client's computer. This allows the website to track the client via the uniquely created session ID and to know if the client is in an authenticated (or “logged-in”) state with the web application or not.
We do not allow persons younger than thirteen (13) years old to become members of this site. For more information, please contact our Customer Service or the Admin.
Editing or Deleting Your Account Information
We provide you with the ability to edit the personal Data about your User account, thereby enabling you to keep editing or updating the information that you provided to us in your registration by using your personal page configuration area. You may request deletion of your User account by contacting Customer Service or the Customer Service Helpdesk or the Admin, providing all your registered details in your User account. For most Profile Types, the User can delete their own account or, in other cases or Profile Types, a request to delete an account can be communicated via any web forms on this site or using your registered email address account. Content or other Data that you may have provided to us and that is not contained or limited within your User account, such as comments or posts that may appear within our forums, in web feeds or other areas of our sites, may continue to remain there at our discretion even though your User account is deleted. Please contact us for more information.
Advertisers & Third Parties
Goods and services of third parties may be advertised and/or made available on or through the IfweBantu Social Network. Representations made regarding products and services provided or advertised by third parties are governed by the policies and representations made by those third parties. IfweBantu Social Network shall not be liable, or responsible in any manner, for any of your dealings or interaction with such third parties.
We may provide aggregated general—not personal—Data or statistics about the usage / users of IfweBantu Social Network to third parties, such as Googlebot.
All IfweBantu Social Network site contents copyrights are reserved by IfweBantu Social Network, with the obvious exception where that does not apply, and content copying and duplication are strongly prohibited.
You should keep your password secret and be extremely cautious when using shared computers. Make sure to always remove the IfweBantu Social Network cookie from any public computer you use (from a collected list of visited sites in your browser settings during your session), and exit the browser to ensure that nobody else can access your personal information. The default setting for the IfweBantu Social Network is to keep all member profiles blocked from public view. In their logged in status, members would then further have preferred privacy settings for within the network, or among members, across groups etc.
We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will notify every registered member of substantial changes to the Policy either by posting a prominent announcement on our front /portal page, the Homepage, and / or—for any User registered as a member—by sending a message to the e-mail address you have provided to us that is contained within your user settings.
Acceptance of agreements
If you have any questions about this Policy or about our website(s) or the services offered here, please feel free to contact us using web forms anywhere on this Website or sending an email to: admin[at]ifwebantu.com.
Last Update: 2012-10-23
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